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The Center United Presbyterian Church Midway PA
50th Anniversary

From the McDonald Record, June 25, 1909, page unknown:

On Tuesday occurred the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Center U. P. Church at Midway. As has always been the case with these people they celebrated it well. The morning exercises consisted of business by the Chartiers Presbytery, which met in regular session at this time to take part in the celebration. Almost a thousand persons were present. Rev. J. D. GIBSON, pastor of the church, had charge of the anniversary services. D. A. MCCALMONT read the history of the church; Rev. Alex. MCLAUGHLIN, D. D., gave it presbyterial history; C. R. BRICELAND gave a prophecy of the church, and greetings from other churches were heard. A letter from Mrs. D. S. KENNEDY, widow of a former pastor, was read. Rev. W. J. GRAHAM, the pastor of the church until 1898, was present and gave a pleasant greeting. He spoke of the removal of the church to its present location. Mrs. J. B. WADDELL, the widow of a former pastor, was present. Greetings were also read from Presbytery and sister churches. At the evening session, Rev. J. M. delivered addresses FARRAR, D. D. LL. D., of Brooklyn, N. Y., a former member of the congregation, and Rev. J. T. MCCRORY of Pittsburg. Excellent music was furnished by the congregation lead by the choir of the church.

Rev. J. C. CAMPBELL organized center church in 1859. The first building was near the present U. P. cemetery. There have been five pastors, Revs. CAMPBELL, KENNEDY, WADDELL, GRAHAM and the present incumbent, Rev. J. D. GIBSON.

The church was beautifully decorated in black and gold with a profusion of flowers. Both dinner and supper was served at thee church of which all partook and yet there remained more than twelve baskets full. Mrs. BAMFORD, mother of Elder D. G. BAMFORD, is the only of the first members now connected with the church.


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McDonald PA newspaper items were researched and typed by Victoria Hospodar Valentine for the over the course of 5 years.  Vicki had submitted hundreds of articles to the [email protected] mailing list and other Lists.  Her work is presented here in the McDonald, PA section of this website.  Please use the links to navigate or use on-site search to locate articles.  


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